Madrid, September 2022.- B. Cremades y Asociados promotes Patrick Byrne, who has been with the firm since 2016, to partner. His appointment as a new partner reflects his commitment and his proven experience of over 10 years, with his promotion in line with the internalization project of B. Cremades y Asociados.
“Our desire as a law firm is to promote talent internally”, explains Bernardo Cremades, Jr., partner at the firm. “We have a clear internalization strategy, as our clients’ arbitrations take place in different parts of the world. Thus, a professional like Patrick, with dual U.S. and Irish nationality, and licensed in California, becomes a strategic partner for the firm”, he adds.
About Patrick Byrne
Patrick holds a B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, from the University of California, San Diego; a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law; and an LL.M., “with merit”, from Queen Mary University of London’s School of International Arbitration.
After starting his career as a lawyer in his native California, he joined B. Cremades y Asociados in 2016 as an associate. Since joining the firm, he has assisted in the development of the firm’s international arbitration practice, regularly participating in both investment treaty and international commercial arbitrations. His arbitration experience covers a diverse set of industries, including oil and gas, renewable energy, major infrastructure projects, real estate, banking, construction and mining, under the auspices of various arbitral organizations and rules, as well as sport disputes before FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He recently assisted in obtaining a $15 billion award against Malaysia on behalf of the heirs of the Sultan of Sulu, the second largest award in the history of arbitration.
He also serves an Adjunct Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where he teaches common law principles to students in the International Advocacy LL.M. program.